SCPL Bookmobile

The Shelby County Public Library Bookmobile community stops are at three locations every other week: Simpsonville, Waddy, and Bagdad. The rest of the Spring schedule and the Summer schedule is as follows:

Waddy from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Waddy Baptist Church on May 31.

Simpsonville at The Feed Bucket from 11-noon on June 6, June 20, July 18, August 1, August 15, August 29.

Waddy Baptist Church from 11-noon on June 14, June 28, July 12, July 26, Aug 9 and Aug 23.

Old Bagdad Fire Dept. from 10:30-11:30 on June 1, June 29, July 13, July 27, Aug 10 and Aug 24.

The Bookmobile has children’s books, YA books, an entire wall of large print books, regular print books, and some non-fiction. Readers of all ages will be able to sign up for the Summer Reading Program on the Bookmobile as well.

Also, if you or someone you know are homebound and would like to receive bookmobile services via porch-drops, please email Shana Schack at or call the Library at (502) 633-3803 for more information.

Tobacco Cessation Series

North Central District Health Department will host a series of classes to help folks stop smoking tobacco. Classes will be headed at 615 11th St., Shelbyville from 6-8 p.m. the following dates: May 26 and 30, and June 6 and 13. You must register by May 1 to participate. Call Maranda at 502-633-1231, ext. 256 or email for more information.

Memorial Day flags

The VFW in Shelbyville will place flags on veteran graves in Grove Hill Cemetery on Saturday, May 27 starting at 9 a.m. There are now over 1,000 veterans to be honored at the cemetery. Although the local Boy Scout troop is participates, VFW needs more help. Meet just inside the gate at the KY-53 entrance. Contract Roger Green at 502-220-8835 for more information.

Memorial Day service

The local VFW will conduct a Memorial Day service at Grove Hill Cemetery Monday, May 29 at 11 a.m. This year’s speaker is former Cpt. Marj Graves, a Vietnam veteran, who served as an Army nurse at the 24th Evacuation Hospital in Long Binh.

Honor veterans who answered the call of duty and paid the ultimate price for freedom.

Acrylic workshop

Shelby Regional Arts Council will hold a new Acrylic Pour Workshop on June 3 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Dogwood Art Gallery, 800 Main St. in Shelbyville. Connie will teach a new technique using acrylic pour paint. Participants will make two 8”x10” paintings. Price for SRAC members is $30. Nonmembers are $35 per person. Seating is limited. Register in advance at or in person at Dogwood Art Gallery Friday or Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.

History camp

The 2023 History Camp 2023, June 6-8 at Carnegie Library/Downtown Shelbyville. Theme: “Gilded Age in Kentucky, 1880-1910.” Segments include a visit to the 19th Century Jail and the Lynching Site; meet actors/actresses for Andrew Carnegie, Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Albert Meyzeek, Wilbur and Orville Wright, Dan Beard, founder of KY Boy Scouts and many more history makers. Registration fee $75, ages 7-13. Register by calling the History Center, 502-513-5555 or online:

SRAC monthly meeting

The Shelby Regional Arts Council monthly meeting convenes at 6:30 p.m. June 8, The Stratton Community Center, 215 Washington St., Shelbyville. Meetings are open to art lovers and are held the second Thursday of each month. Expect a guest speaker or presentation, plus bring personal artwork for a show and tell. Visit for more information.

FCA Golf Scramble

Fellowship of Christian Athletes will hold a golf scramble for the first time at 1:30 p.m. June 10, Weissinger Hills Golf Course, 2240 Mt. Eden Rd. Hole sponsors needed, prize donation for door prizes and winners, cash donations, business logo merchandise to add to goody bag and team entry is $300 or $75 per person. Prizes awarded. All proceeds benefit the ministry of FCA in Shelby County. Contact Roxane Perry at 502-655-1988 or email

Parks/KofC Fish fry

Shelby County Parks and the Knights of Columbus will hold fish fry events June 16, July 21, Aug. 18 and Sept. 15 at Clear Creek Park, Col. Sanders Shelter, 717 Burks Branch Rd., Gate 3, from 5-7 p.m.

Grove Hill Friends

Friends of Grove Hill asks the community to help clean monuments/gravestones at Grove Hill Cemetery on June 16 and 17, July 21 and 22, Aug. 16 and 18 and Sept. 15 and 16. Each day starts at 9 a.m. and you can work until tired. Beginner’s cleaning kits are necessary for first-times for a $20 donation. To reserve a kit and training materials, email

Open painters exhibit

Shelby Regional Arts Council will host an Open Painters Exhibit for members to paint still life subjects and showcase their work June 16-24. A special artist reception will be June 16 from 5-7 p.m. with refreshments. The exhibit will run Fridays and Saturdays noon to 4 p.m. from June 16-24 at Dogwood Art Gallery, 800 Main Street, Unit 14, Shelbyville. Open to the public and free to attend.

BBQ Smoke-Off

Calling all grillers for the Shelby County Fair first annual BBQ Smoke-Off Backyard Ribs competition to be held June 17 from 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Shelby County Fairgrounds during the county fair. Go to for details, rules, entry form and payment form. Registration ends May 27. Text 469.964.8479 with questions. First through third cash prizes awarded. Entry fee is $65, which includes one rack of ribs. Fair admission is $10, and there will be live music and a High School Steak-Off between MLCHS and SCHS between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. More than $2,000 in raffle pries from sponsors. Contact Karen at 469-964-8479 for more information.

Bonsai workshop

Shelby Regional Arts Council will hold a Bonsai Workshop June 24. An instructor will assist participants to fashion one of these trees. Participants should bring a tree with small foliage such as a juniper or spruce. SRAC members cost $25, while nonmembers pay $30 per person. Seating is limited. Register in advance at or in person at Dogwood Art Gallery Friday or Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.

Community theater

Shelby County Community Theatre announces upcoming 9 to 5 the Musical. Performance dates are July 14-16, 21-23 and 28-30. The musical is directed by Elizabeth Huling. For more information, go to

Veterans Night

Veterans Rural Outreach hosts Thursday Veterans Night each week at Veteran’s Village Community Center, 506 Bradshaw Street, for vets and their families at 6 p.m. Food and fellowship for all veterans the those who support them. Call 502-220-9387 with questions.

Help for veterans

NABVets and Veterans Rural Outreach host help sessions for veteran benefit claims the first and third Saturday of each month from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Veteran’s Village meeting house at 506 Bradshaw Street. A National Service Officer will be on hand to help with claims. Call 502-640-0437 or 502-472-4895 with questions.


North Central District Health Department and the SUDS coalition collaborated with community partners to help get free Narcan and fentanyl test strip bundles to those in need. Supplies are first come, first served. Visit,, Facebook @SUDSoalition, or Facebook @NCDistrictHD for details. For mored, email Katie Coulter at Supply are available at Shelbyville Comprehensive Treatment Center, Seven Counties Services, and Agape Wellness Center in Shelby County. There are other community partners in Henry, Spencer, and Trimble counties.

Shelby County KFTC meeting

The Shelby County Kentuckians for the Commonwealth chapter of, a state-wide citizen organization working for justice and positive change, meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month, at 7 p.m. at the Stratton Community Center. For more information, visit, Facebook @shelbycountyKFTC, or sign up as a member at

Volunteers needed

Multi Purpose Community Action Agency is in need of volunteers to deliver meals to homebound seniors. Meals are delivered on Mondays and Wednesdays. It is usually about a two-hour commitment, and the volunteer must provide their own transportation. Most of the meal delivery is within the Shelbyville city limits. Contact Sabrina or Pat at the senior center, 502-633-2218, on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday. Adults over 60 can join MPCAA for lunch, socialization, and fun activities at the senior center. Call the same number as well or e-mail

Square dancing

A new group, Modern Square Dance Shelby Promenaders, is offering square dance lessons every Monday from 7-9 p.m. at Shelby Christian Church, 2375 Frankfort Road. Contact Chuck Woods,, call 299-4030 or email

Christian-based recovery

Updated info: Celebrate Recovery is a 12-step community gathering for all of the hurts, habits, and hangups of life, including substance abuse. Groups for men, women, and families/friends affected by addiction meet from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. on Sundays at the main Awake building, 701 Washington St. Childcare is provided. 502-647-5555.

Shelby Farms Caregiver group

Shelby Farms Family Caregiver Support Group meets the first Wednesday of each month from noon to 2-3 p.m. at Shelby Senior Living.

UofL Hospital caregiver group

Family Caregiver Support Group: Shelby County (in-person) meets the third Monday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. in the Community Room at the U of L Health-Shelbyville Hospital, 727 Hospital Drive.

SUDS events

NCDHD is holding SUDS events in each other counties, including Shelby, Henry, Spencer and Trimble. Visit the “Substance Use Disorder Strategy — SUDS Coalition” on Facebook for more information.

If you have any questions about these events, or anything else, call Katie Coulter @

Ham radios

Stubblefield Repeater Club meets the second Tuesday of each month at county fire station #1, Alpine Drive, for anyone who is a ham radio operator or interested in becoming a licensed amateur radio operator.

Al Anon meeting

Meets 7 p.m. on Thursdays in the back of First Christian Church, 60 Disciples Way. For more information, contact 502-487-0660. Please note time change.

Adult education

Shelby County Adult Education offers work, community, and life skills, GED, reading, writing, math, college prep, NCRC, KESC. Free classes are at JCTC/Shelbyville Campus, 1361 Frankfort Road, Room 144. Hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 502-213-3669 or visit Shelby County Office of Adult Education at JCTC on Facebook.

Free English classes

Free remote ESL/English Learner classes are available on Tuesday and Thursday mornings and evenings. In-person classes also available on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

For more information, call 502-220-9121 or visit JCTC Shelby County ESL/English Language Learners on Facebook.

On Mondays and Wednesday 9 to 11 a.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church 300 East Main St. 502-220-9121 or Shelby Adult Ed on Facebook.

Diabetes support

Join a free diabetes support group led by a nurse diabetes educator from North Central District Health Department in partnership with the Shelby County Extension office. For more information, contact Maranda Burgin RN at 633-1231, ext. 256, to register or to register/be notified of classes.

Head Start

Clear Creek and Painted Stone have openings for 3- to 4-year-olds’ Head Start. Applicants must provide proof of income and child’s birth certificate. Additional documents may be required Spots are limited. Apply at or 502-633-2348 or 502-633-7705.

Senior services, program

The Multi-Purpose Senior Center, 207 Washington Street, is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Lunch is 11:30 with daily activities for 60 and older. Reservations: 502-633-2218.

Bible study

Operation Care holds a Bible Study 9-10 a.m. each Wednesday at 708 Main St. Open to the public. | 502-633-1965

ALC pregnancy resource

A Loving Choice Pregnancy Resource Center, provides help/hope to women and families facing or have experienced a crisis/unplanned pregnancy. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday at 711 Henry Clay St., behind Operation Care on Main Street. Appointments not required, but can be made at 502-647-0300. Free/confidential services include pregnancy tests, limited ultrasounds, infant supplies, support for men, abortion recovery and pregnancy information including education on parenting, adoption and abortion. Spanish speaking services available.

Patriot Guard riders

A volunteer non-profit organization protecting loved ones from protesters at memorial services honoring fallen military service members and provides a final salute at funerals of first responders/honorably discharged veterans. Members don’t have to be veterans or riders. To join the PGR or request their attendance at a funeral/memorial, visit or call 502-320-4382.

Operation CatSnip

Offers monthly spay/neuter clinics, weather dependent, with a financial donation for Shelby County. No dogs accepted. 502-220-0271 |

Women in recovery

An Alcoholics Anonymous group meets 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays at First United Methodist Church, 8043 Main St., Campbellsburg. 502-220-8098.

Community recovery

A Christ-centered, 12-step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays at Shelby Christian Church, 2375 Frankfort Road. Enter door #9. Childcare available.


Big Brothers/Big Sisters provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professional support, 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. We need mentors for children ages 7-16. or call 502-753-3745.

T.R.A.I.L. volunteers

To assist with therapeutic riding lessons at 4090 Webb Rd., Simpsonville. If you like horses, and/or enjoy working with special needs children and adults, this is for you. 502-876-7844.

Habitat applications

Candidates must submit applications for a preliminary interview. Proof required for need, ability to pay, willingness to partner with Habitat. Applications are at and must be mailed to HFH of Shelby County, P.O. Box 728, Shelbyville, 40066. Habitat is looking for volunteers. Whether you have an interest in swinging a hammer or by serving on a committee. 502-633-5518 or

CASA volunteers

Court Appointed Special Advocates of the River Region is recruiting/training volunteers to advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children in Spencer, Shelby and Henry counties. This is a rewarding experience to help a child in crisis. 502-647-2155 or No experience necessary.